Camp Director: Rochel Teldon

Born and raised in San Antonio, Rochel attended the JNA and then High School in Toronto, Canada. She received her teachers certificate from the Beth Chana Teachers Seminary of Safed, Israel and taught special-ed classes while living in Brooklyn, NY. She also taught at both the Gan Gani Preschool and the Eleanor Kolitz Academy as a Judaics Studies teacher. Rochel has been involved in Camp Gan Israel for more than 10 years, serving as counselor, head counselor and assistant director.

In 2015 Rochel Teldon took over the camp directorship from Rabbi Yossi Marrus. Rochel & Rabbi Levi Teldon are the proud parents of three children. 

Mini Gan Camp Director: Malkie Marrus

Morah Malkie Marrus grew up in Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL where she attended the LGHS High School. She received her teachers certificate from the Beth Rivkah Teachers Seminary of Brooklyn, NY. Morah Malkie has been involved in preschool and summer camp education for more than twenty years and is a beloved teacher at the Gan Gani Preschool. Malkie Marrus is married to Rabbi Yossi Marrus and are the proud parents of six children and have been active in the San Antonio Jewish community since 1998.


We take great pride in our commitment to recruiting, training and keeping the highest quality staff in the camping profession. Over the years, Camp Gan Israel of South Texas has always been dedicated to small groups with exceptional staff supervision. This ensures the best possible care, instruction and supervision for our campers. Our counselors are highly trained, dedicated, and experienced. We expect our staff to serve as role models to the children of our community in the spirit of Torah values. Over the years our counselors have come to San Antonio from as far away as Australia, France, England and Israel.

Junior Counselors

Our Junior Counselor program is a wonderful way for teenagers ages 13-14 to give back to the community in the true spirit of Judaism. They can also earn community service hours for school. Responsibilities include: assisting the counselor in day to day activities and general staff responsibilities.


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Rabbi Yossi Marrus

Office (210) 764-0300 x 202

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Rochel Teldon
Camp Director
Gan Izzy Division

Office (210) 764-0300 x 204


Malkie Marrus
Camp Director
Mini Gan Division

Office (210) 492-1085


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Gan Izzy Division